How to scrape a honeycomb pattern

Haruya Abe shows us how he creates his beautiful honeycomb shaved bowls.

First of all, you need a dry pot, in the video below he uses a very dry pot, but we recommend using a leather hard one instead to minimize the clay dust. Then you need to measure out the spacing, and use a pencil to draw out the grid lines. In this example, the lines are roughly 1 cm apart. 

Taking a sharp pottery tool, you alternate between carving out the squares in between the lines, and the next row down, carving out on the lines.

All in all, a simple technique, that creates breathtaking results.

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